Tag Archives: standing stones

Whitby Weekend: Moorland stone…

On the Sunday morning, we met at the Lion Inn, perched some thirteen hundred feet above sea level and high on the North Yorkshire moors. The sixteenth-century inn is an isolated spot above Rosedale, in an area fair littered with … Continue reading

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Diarmuid and Grainne: a boar hunt and a tragic love story in Glen Lonan ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree:   The frost was still crisp on the grass when we ventured across the field in Glen Lonan in search of the Strontoiller stone circle. It was one of those blissful autumn mornings, so perfect … Continue reading

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Whispering…

* Consciousness wavers Ancient kindred whispering Silent secrets shared To know with other senses Understanding of the heart * For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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Forgotten #midnighthaiku

Far memory dreams Long forgotten reverence Stones dance by moonlight *

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Elusive realities: The touch of the past..? II

Continuing from yesterday’s post: We had visited one of the more obscure sites in Derbyshire. It was one we did not know well, so  spending time with the stones, hidden away within a copse of trees, was something we felt … Continue reading

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Elusive realities: The touch of the past..?

We visit a lot of ancient sites and, over the years, have developed both a set of ideas and a bit of a ‘feel’ for these places. Some of those ideas have later been borne out by research into the … Continue reading

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The Standing Stone ~ Bladud Fleas #writephoto

For a billion revolutions since its birth, itself not a fleeting moment, the rock communed deep within the soul of the Earth, amongst kith and kin. Suddenly, there came the violent, shifting erosion of glaciers, three, or possibly four, moments … Continue reading

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The eye of the sun

Three weeks before the Full Circle workshop, Stuart and I had headed north to Cumbria on our ‘recce’ trip. Stuart had been ill for a couple of weeks and shouldn’t really have been going anywhere. But you can’t run a … Continue reading

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Full Circle: Long Meg

Our final site of the day was to be one of the most astonishing circles we have visited. It is not the biggest, nor are the stones themselves the largest, but it has a ‘feel’ unlike any other. Castlerigg. That … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Bones and the thunder stone…

We had barely got in the car than we were out of it again. Just a mile or two down the road to a tiny village and she was looking for somewhere to park. Now, I have to say that … Continue reading

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